What is a vic­tim fine sur­charge?

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A vic­tim fine sur­charge is the mone­tary penalty im­posed by the Court when the ac­cused is con­victed or dis­charged of a crim­i­nal of­fence, un­less the court is sat­is­fied that its im­po­si­tion would cause un­due hard­ship. Sec­tion 737(7) of the Crim­i­nal Code of Canda states that a vic­tim fine sur­charge im­posed ... “shall be ap­plied for the pur­poses of pro­vid­ing such as­sis­tance to vic­tims of of­fences as the lieu­tenant gover­nor in coun­cil of the prov­ince in which the sur­charge is im­posed may di­rect from time to time.”

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